The “Ascension of our Lord” recalls that after the risen Lord appeared to his disciples (Luke 24:13- 35,36-43), he bids them farewell, blesses them, and promises them the Holy Spirit. At this final moment he helps the Apostles to understand the meaning of his death in the light of the Scriptures. For Jesus it is the end of his journey in this world. For the Apostles it is the beginning of a long journey into the world to take Jesus’ message everywhere. But they are not sent to go alone. Jesus promises them a companion on the road: the Spirit. Through this Spirit they will realize that he is still with them. Luke has two versions of the Ascension. In the Acts of the Apostles, the Ascension to heaven happens only after appearing to the disciples for forty days which is a symbolic figure. During this time Jesus prepares his disciples to be his messengers. Their missionary journey will start in Jerusalem and reach Rome, the center of the Roman empire. The Gospel of Ascension tells us that like the Apostles we are all sent out on a journey into the world to take Jesus’ message of love to all we meet on our road of life. As followers of Jesus, we have also to be his messengers. The task of evangelizing all peoples is the most important mission of the Church. Every Christian is called to tell the Good News of Jesus to others by word and action. Ascension reminds us also that—as for Jesus—our life is a journey home, to our Father’s house. Although God has given us the important mission to transform this world into his kingdom, we always remain “strangers and foreigners on earth” (Heb 11:13). Our true home is heaven.